Who doesn’t need a “pick me up” in the morning? I know I sure do, sometimes I need one mid-day too! I attended a Got Milk event not too long ago and learned all these fancy ways of combining coffee in appetizing drinks by none other then Heather Perry the two time national champion barista. She got me thinking about my coffee and how I choose to enjoy it every morning. This is what I call “a morning pick me up” here in my house, we love it and insist on having it. Coffee brewed with cinnamon tea, a touch of Ibarra chocolate, a big wet kiss of piloncillo, and a lovely splash of creamy milk. Cheers to you and your loved ones…. Now go out with a bounce in your step and face a brand new day!
All photos taken by: Nicole Presley
Ingredients for easy cafe de olla:
16 – ounces of water
1 – cinnamon stick
2 – tablespoons coffee
1 – tablespoon crushed mexican chocolate (I use Ibarra)
1 – teaspoon crushed piloncillo
a splash of milk
In a small saucepan over a medium flame add water and cinnamon stick. Let it come to a boil.
In a 16 ounce french press add 2 tablespoons of coffee.
Then add mexican crushed chocolate
Then pour hot cinnamon tea into french press and let brew for 5 to 10 minutes.
While waiting for coffee to brew, grab your favorite mug and add piloncillo.
Then pour brewed cinnamon coffee into cup.
Then swirl in a splash of milk. Enjoy anytime of the day!
Can’t wait for tomorrow morning to do it all over again.